We got the kids little magnifying boxes where they could observe nature treasures. They chose seeds, flowers, roly-polys, and ants to squeeze into the little plastic boxes and then get shaken around like an insect martini as the kids ran from rotting tree trunk to piles of sticks.
Sweaty kids! But at least I remembered Maya's socks and shoes this time (she stepped on a fire ant hill last adventure and got bitten up terribly with her sandals on).
Walking through the swampy area
Finding turtles and bullfrogs hiding under the lily pads to escape the heat
Nature's balance beam
For lunch we went to Lupe Tortilla's Restaurant, that has an outdoor sand area for the kids! This is the best invention- why don't other restaurants (besides McD's) have play areas?? Seriously, others should make little play areas- build it and they (moms and kids) will come!